Ward Infrastructure Index (WII)
Ward Infrastructure Index assesses the quality of life in various wards by its quality of infrastructure. It rates them on scale of 0 – 10 where 0 is the least and 10 is the best. The scores give residents and municipalities an easy indicator on how their wards measure up against standard benchmarks set by the government. Through this data, citizens become empowered to hold local administration and elected representatives accountable.
The programme rated services like water supply, electricity, public health, public safety, civic amenities, transport and environment to arrive at an index. The data provides valuable information to urban planners and decision makers to streamline delivery of goods and services.
The WII data formed the basis for the Bangalore Patrol campaign – a result of Janaagraha’s collaboration with the Times of India. It was launched on November 9, 2010.
The Bangalore Patrol Campaign
Significant amount of publicity – newspaper advertisements, radio spots and outdoor advertising – went into the making of the Bangalore Patrol (BP) campaign. The campaign comprised full-page editorials on the various quality-of-life-parameters of WII. It culminated in three citizen meetings, where concerned citizens could question the authorities
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